Record View; Tragic cost of alcohol.School dances for teenagers are part of growing up.
So is experimenting with booze Booze
sold cheap whiskey in a log-cabin bottle. [Am. Hist.: Espy, 152–153]
See : Drunkenness . But when the two come together it can be a heady cocktail.
And last week third and fourth formers from Lenzie Academy went 'way over the top, swigging alcopops until one girl got so drunk she had to be taken to hospital.
She and her fellow revellers bring no credit to a school that's had its share of problems involving drink and drugs.
But they're a whole world removed from the pathetic 13-year-old who has been selling her body for cash to fund her drink habit.
When the furore dies down, the Lenzie kids will get on with their lives.
But the life of the alcoholic child prostitute prostitute n. a person who receives payment for sexual intercourse or other sexual acts, generally as a regular occupation. Although usually a prostitute refers to a woman offering sexual favors to men, male prostitutes may perform homosexual acts for money or could be ruined before it's even begun.
Keep in step
Stalking Criminal activity consisting of the repeated following and harassing of another person.
Stalking is a distinctive form of criminal activity composed of a series of actions that taken individually might constitute legal behavior. is a crime, but Scottish law Scottish law
Legal practices and institutions of Scotland. When the English and Scottish parliaments were joined in 1707, the legal systems of the two countries were very dissimilar. doesn't recognise it as such
Apologists claim the offence can be dealt with under existing legislation.
But this involves victims taking complicated - and potentially costly - civil action. Or persuading the police that a stalker has committed a breach of the peace.
And stalkers are well aware that there's only a five per cent chance of being jailed for breach of the peace.
No wonder women feel that the law offers them little protection.
Courts in England and Wales This is a list of Courts in England and Wales. For information about the different types of Courts see Courts of England and Wales. Civil Courts
The Highest Court of Appeal is the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords, followed by the Court of Appeal. will soon be able to treat stalking as a separate crime.
This is one law which should not stop at the Border.
Fly puff adder puff adder: see viper.
Banker Alasdair Keith is forking out an extra pounds 350 for a trip to Australia - on planes where smoking isn't banned.
That's a king-size price to pay for a fly puff!